Featured Blog Posts – February 2010 Archive (69)

Mobile Job Seekers

mobilejobseekers So let's talk mobile applications for employment. Why? Well quite simply because I'm tired of hearing people say that job seekers aren't ready to apply for jobs via their mobile. And I think I'm to the point where I just have to call it out and say, "that's crap." If done right, I can't think of a single reason a job seeker wouldn't want to submit interest for a job via… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on February 9, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

A Recruitment technology Puddle

Next week I will be at TruLondon and have the pleasure of leading two tracks, The Talent Puddle and Technology Shopping List.


Added by Shane McCusker on February 9, 2010 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

ABC's of Market Research: Tools of the Trade

On this trip, Cate and I will be visiting a variety of cities--from Beijing to Bangkok, Cairo to Dubai, London to Mumbai--to do market research for a top global brand.

We’ll be talking to people with a variety of different jobs to understand what they think about work and working, what’s differentiating about what our client offers, and how this varies from place to place and job to…

Added by David Kippen on February 9, 2010 at 5:13am — No Comments

DIY Market Research Part One: Field Observation

Field observation is an essential component of any serious market research project, particularly in emerging markets, but it’s usually overlooked by agencies. Now, you may not have a budget for field work but if you can squeak in a trip to an emerging market I want to give you a DIY tool set you can use to get some basic understandings of the market you're interested in.

Why do market research at all? Because you don’t…


Added by David Kippen on February 8, 2010 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

To Process or Produce, That is the Question

I have tried to start this post no less than seven times already so instead of trying to come up with some round about catchy way of presenting my thoughts I am just going to lay it out there and see if it sticks.…


Added by Randy Levinson on February 8, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Are you ready for the new normal that is social recruiting?

The missing piece

Over the course of the next week, I am meeting with many different companies - all with the same question wanting to be answered - does my business need to be using social media to recruit - social recruiting?

One of the first questions I shall be asking is whether their company is ready… Continue

Added by Andy Headworth on February 8, 2010 at 1:39pm — 5 Comments

I am not a brand. I am me...

I read a blog post last week via twitter on the growing subject of the 'personal brand', discussing yet another recent 'survey' that puts at 70% the number of employers using social media profiles to check up on, or screen out, candidates in the recruitment process. …


Added by Gareth Jones on February 8, 2010 at 7:30am — 19 Comments

Beijing to Bangkok

What's that line about the best laid plans?

I knew China might block Gmail, but who knew it would block RecruitingBlogs?

Guess Jason's a more dangerous guy than we thought--or maybe it's Animal they're worried about. Whatever the case, I'm in Bangkok now so I'll be putting up posts from the last few days over the next few days.

Thanks for your patience. They'll be worth the wait.

Added by David Kippen on February 6, 2010 at 10:39am — 2 Comments

Overseas Recruiter V's Home Based Recruiter


recently interviewed a Consultant for a position based in our Singapore

office, and that interview provided inspiration for this blog.

Recruitment is recruitment right? On the face of it, it’s as simple as finding…

Added by Dee Allan on February 5, 2010 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Is Talent Overrated?

It's a fact of life that when you live in Southern California there's less opportunity to read than there is when you live in New York City or any other place where you have to rely on mass transportation. After all, when you're crammed into a sardine can with your fellow human beings pressed all around you a good book or a cheap newspaper can be the life-preserver that saves you from drowning in too much contact with your fellow human being.

Granted, there's always the sport of… Continue

Added by James Seetoo on February 5, 2010 at 1:56pm — 2 Comments

Recruiting Green Eggs and Ham

Don't you hate it when your bluff gets called. I get a lot of inspiration for blog posts from my day to day life, especially with my kids. You'll notice my posts are not the high brow statistical masterpieces, or comprehensive analysis of some new Recruitment tool. They are just my views. A while ago, I went through a series of posts, getting analogies from books I was reading with my children, posts like…


Added by Dan Nuroo on February 5, 2010 at 7:06am — 3 Comments

Executive jobs: It’s not you, it’s not me. It’s just not meant to be.

Business trends and the current recession are forever changing the way corporations hire and retain talent.

These are hard times for finding a new job or making a career transition. The state of the economy and uncertainty has forced many companies to downsize. Yes, downsize. Not rightsize. I don’t hear clients tell us they need to hire 100 people because they are rightsizing. Companies are downsizing and in many…


Added by Jose J. Ruiz on February 4, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

BREEDING ARSONISTS...the exciting conclusion!

When last we left our recruiting hero, they had successfully completed their search assignment, cashed a fat check, and were on to the next search.

The question remains. Is it a good thing to be a firefighter for your clients? That's the crux.

Initially, it seems like something you want your customers to do-think of YOU first.

Since you're in the service industry it's logical and profitable to be perceived as responsive and customer focused.

Don't… Continue

Added by Brian Keith on February 4, 2010 at 11:54am — No Comments

All Tomorrow’s Parties – what TruLondon and Unconferences mean to me

The first time I read about unconferences three words sprang to mind – ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’

Those three words mean two things to me (and no doubt a lot of other rock fans) – an iconic song from the Velvet Underground debut album and an alternative music festival, which runs every year as an antidote to more corporate music festivals.

Both encompass the spirit of everything that I believe unconferences should be, and none does it better than TruLondon.

I will… Continue

Added by Mervyn Dinnen on February 4, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Get ready to start countering – or not

As the economy picks up and more jobs come available, people are going to start resigning. With that, employers are going to counter offer. I say – Don’t do it!

Here are the facts;

over 80% of people who accept a counter offer cease to remain at that company after 6 months. WOW

54% of your current staff are looking for a new job – seriously they are. As soon as the market gains some strength they are shopping their resume.

So get ready to start countering –… Continue

Added by Corey Harlock on February 3, 2010 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Candididate Care and the Employer Brand

Large numbers of active candidates due to layoffs have flooded the marketplace requiring more vetting, due diligence and overall work. At times like these, candidate care may be reduced potentially harming the company brand.

A positive experience translates into quality hires, strengthens your company's employment brand, and reduces its cost per hire. A negative experience can result in a decline in the acceptance of employment offers, a decrease in the quantity and quality of… Continue

Added by Dianne Delich on February 3, 2010 at 3:07pm — 13 Comments

Breeding Arsonists...

The problem with being a really good fireman is that it tends to breed arsonists.

Fires happen every day: some intentional, some accidental. Regardless of the cause the call comes in, our brave firefighter responds, and puts out the blaze. Lives hanging in the balance are snatched from the jaws of doom. Awards, pictures in the paper, a personal meeting with the mayor. Hurray for our brave firefighter! Next fire please!

Apply the above scenario to recruiting. Crises… Continue

Added by Brian Keith on February 3, 2010 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

Wordle to the Wise...

It's Wednesday so let's have a little something to push us through the middle of the week that might be fun.

I enjoy puzzles and riddles and games - so I thought it might be fun to use a slick little tool called Wordle that runs on a… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on February 3, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Funny Math

There is some funny math going on here. Like my kids say, it's not funny ha ha.......it's funny strange! See, the numbers are always supposed to add up and make sense. But right now there is something missing. We had good production in the fourth quarter. The numbers were good for production in January as well. Number of interviews and candidates in the pipeline? All looking really good. Up and down the line, all of the critical numbers that we look at are good. Very good considering the last… Continue

Added by Todd Kmiec on February 3, 2010 at 8:57am — 4 Comments

Recruiting…. Anytime, Anywhere, On Any Device.

Have you heard of Cloud Recruiting? What is it exactly?

Virtualization…Access On Demand. Cloud Recruiting is based off of Cloud Computing. Cloud Computing, in the simple form, is the ability to access everything in one location. For those of you that are familiar with SalesForce.com, think of the possibility of adding GoogleWave on top of SalesForce.com and what that could mean. Seems pretty cool, right? For those of you that are unfamiliar with SalesForce.com and…

Added by Jenn Francine on February 3, 2010 at 12:28am — 1 Comment

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